Kitchen Cabinets: A Guide to Choosing the Right Type and Style for Your Home

Remodeling your kitchen is exciting—however, many homeowners become overwhelmed with the seemingly endless types and styles of kitchen cabinets. How do you know which will look best? Should you get stock or fully custom cabinetry? To help guide you, the team at Kitchen Design Services has some tips for choosing the right type and style of kitchen cabinets for your home.

Balancing Aesthetic Value & Functionality

Choosing the right type of kitchen cabinets is essential for the visual appeal and usability of your space. Depending on your budget, you can select from the following cabinet types:

  • Stock cabinets – This cost-effective option is pre-made in standard sizes and finishes.
  • Semi-custom cabinets – These cabinets come in standard sizes but have more customizability for finishes, materials, and accessories.
  • Fully custom cabinets– These offer maximum design flexibility. You can work with a design professional to craft your cabinets in unique sizes, finishes, stains, materials, lighting, and more.

You should also keep the following factors in mind when choosing your cabinets.

Storage & Kitchen Layout

Consider how much storage space you need and any accessories you want, such as dividers and extra shelving. Then, plan around your kitchen’s layout, whether U-shaped, L-shaped, island, or galley. Measure your space and note appliances, doorways, and corners to ensure you choose the correct cabinet sizes.

Blend Your Cabinets With Your Interior Design

Choose cabinet styles that match your home’s interior design. There are numerous options for styles, some of which include the following:

  • Raised panel – Detailed and elaborate for a classic aesthetic
  • Shaker – Simple and clean; blends with traditional and modern designs
  • Glass front – Showcases dishes and works in both modern and traditional homes
  • Flat panel – Minimalist design that complements modern and contemporary spaces
  • Barn door and distressed cabinets – Offers a rustic look for farmhouse-style kitchens

You can select from durable wood, sleek laminate, budget-friendly medium-density fiberboard, metal, and more. Make sure your hardware, finishes, and wood stain choices match your home’s décor and color palette.

Partner With Design Professionals

If you’re feeling stuck, reach out to the experts at Kitchen Design Services. We offer top-notch kitchen remodeling design services and can assist you in choosing the right type and style of kitchen cabinets for your home. And with the help of lifelike renderings, you’ll be able to see your new design as if it were already done! Contact us today to learn more and schedule a consultation.